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N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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Ernie Halco

 

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Ernie Halco and Chinese Soldier

 

Recent Address:

1815 Lincoln Way West, Massillon, OH 44647

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: Matthew and Susan; sibling: Leo

Hometown:

Massillon, OH

Date Entered Service:

January 6, 1943

Service Number:

35596382

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

792nd

Location of Unit:

 

Missions Flown:

30

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka (2), Fukui, Nagoya, Aomori, Singapore, Mukden

Awards/Decorations:

Purple Heart,Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, Breast Order of Yun-Hui

Service Schools Attended:

Airplane Mechanic 16 months; AM Maintenance 10 months; Armament 4 months

Military Specialty(ies):

 

Rank Upon Discharge:

Staff Sergeant

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-6230 Limber Dugan; 42-63536 Mammy Yokum

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

October 10, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Die Sinker - Canton Drop Forge - 37 years

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

We were the best! I had a good crew. Had three Pilots. Barber was killed on takeoff in China. We got Tom Young, he went back to the States to train other crews. We got Major Skelly. I liked him, he was a damn good Pilot -- the reason I'm here. Thank you. Ernie.

Comments:

Mr. Halco passed away October 6, 2003 and is buried at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Massillon, OH.

 

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Ernie Halco - 1995

 


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